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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These delicious and healthy oatmeal-based apple cinnamon muffins are great for meal prep. They're fiber-rich, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and made without added sugar. 


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  • 3 cups diced apples (I used Fuji apples)
  • 2 cups rolled oats, divided
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger root
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup Simple Homemade Date Syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain plant-based milk (I used soymilk)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of ground clove or cardamom (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).

Grind 1/2 cup rolled oats in a mini blender and add to a large mixing bowl with remaining oats, ground flaxseeds, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. If using the optional ground cloves or cardamom, be sure to add that as well.  Combine these dry ingredients with a whisk or large spoon.

Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

Carefully spoon the muffin mixture into a silicone (nonstick) muffin tin or 8x8 or 9x9 square parchment-lined baking pan. 

Bake at 350 F (175 C) for 35 to 40 minutes.

This recipe makes 12 standard-size muffins or 4 servings of 3 muffins. After these apple cinnamon oat muffins have cooled to room temperature, you can store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months. To reheat from frozen, microwave uncovered at reduced power for 90 seconds. If still cold, microwave at full power for 30 seconds. 



  1. Mini blender (to grind oats)
  2. Measuring cup
  3. Measuring spoons
  4. Mixing bowl
  5. Knife (to dice apples, chop walnuts)
  6. Cutting board
  7. Microplane grater (for ginger)
  8. Spoon to mix ingredients
  9. Silicone muffin pan (or 8x8 or 9x9 parchment lined baking pan)
  10. Oven to bake
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American